3 Myths About Dental Implants
- Posted on: Jan 15 2018
Even though you may have fallen for myths like “your eyes will get stuck that way” if you go cross-eyed when you were little, now that you’re an adult, it’s good to be ahead of the game— especially when it comes to your health. If you have either recently lost a tooth to infection, injury, or anything else, our dentists at Clear Lake Dental Care may recommend that you get dental implants. To help you decide if they are the right option for you, let’s debunk some common myths surrounding them.
Myth: They Take Forever
Let’s face it, in today’s day and age when you can stream a virtually anything you want in just a few seconds, it’s hard to sit and wait patiently for just about anything— including dental implants. Even though it’s true that traditional implants take a few months from start to finish, here at Clear Lake Dental Care, we offer patients Teeth In A Day which is a type of dental implant that, as the name says, can give you dental implants without the wait.
Myth: They’re Only for “Old People”
Although hearing aids, bifocals, and dental implants may be three things that you typically associate with old age, that’s not always the case. In fact, dental implants can be the perfect solution for patients of all ages— as long as they have a healthy jaw and gums to support them.
Myth: They Look Fake
Nobody wants to open their mouth to smile only to have a set of false looking teeth staring back. And although dental implants used to look like chicklet gum resting in your mouth, they have come a long way in the cosmetic department. In fact, we can match the size, shape, and color of your dental implant to your natural teeth— meaning that no one will ever have to know that you have implants, to begin with.